Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team has announced its 2016/2017 schedule. The Utes will have one of the toughest schedules in recent memories, including facing five historic top 10 programs in the road this year.
The Utes will kick-off their 2017 dual season with matchups against regional opponents Idaho State and Weber State on Saturday January 21 and will host the USTA Campus Kids Day. The following weekend the Utes will travel to Columbus, Ohio to play host Ohio State in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
“We have a spectacular schedule this year,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “With potentially 5 top 10 teams on our schedule, our Pac-12 regular season and annual matches against our regional opponents, I think we have a schedule that will challenge us and help us improve on a weekly basis.”
In the Pac-12 Utah will host Washington, Oregon and Arizona at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center, and will hit the road to play national powerhouses USC, UCLA, Cal and Stanford.
Furthermore, the Utes will travel to face Boise State, Pacific, Iowa, and Marquette.
After dominating the Utah Invitational, the Utes will shift gears and focus on ITA Regionals beginning on October 19th.